2014 Porsche 911 GT3 - Classic Car Club Review

The Porsche GT3 has long been regarded as a driver's car. While the results are always staggering, the recipe for GT3 pie is very simple – take a normal 911, ratchet up the cc's and revs, strip out the weight while exaggerating the width and wheelbase, give it cup-car stiff suspension, strap on a huge wing and use… » 10/09/14 1:21pm 10/09/14 1:21pm

How I Found Valentino's Balboni In Wyoming

"Hey, there's two Lamborghini's parked outside the lobby," said my dad as he drank his morning coffee, with 20+ years in the car sales business under his belt. You see, his passion for car culture lies within MSRP and resale values rather than horsepower and torque figures, so when he directs my attention to a car on… » 8/08/14 10:43am 8/08/14 10:43am

Going Analog: 1974 BMW M2 Review

I have a dirty secret. Super cars aren't really my thing. I appreciate them and marvel at their outrageous power and digital brains, but I'm more of an analog guy myself. My theory on cars and motorcycles is if my talents can't push them to the absolute limit, then they're really not for me. That's what makes Classic… » 5/19/14 1:20pm 5/19/14 1:20pm

Autocrossing A Rally Fighter Is As Awesome As It Sounds

At CCC we're all about experiences. Whether it's a top-down-cruising in a classic Mustang kind of experience, or a hooning-the-bejesus out of a 600+hp RWD off-road machine kind of experience. Last week Local Motors brought a brand new Rally Fighter to Lime Rock Park in order for its proud new owners to experience… » 5/09/14 12:08pm 5/09/14 12:08pm

DC To NYC In An E93 M3 (Why You Shouldn't Hate Convertibles)

You might be saying to yourself, "Isn't that the convertible version? I don't like convertibles..." Of course you don't, you like nice rigid coupes, for rigidity. Nobody wants to own a convertible, but they can be damn fun on a nice day, which is exactly why CCC just added one to the fleet. » 4/13/14 10:28am 4/13/14 10:28am

7-Speeds Of Manual Goodness, Then What?

We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear'd anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies. » 3/01/14 8:25pm 3/01/14 8:25pm

A Boxster You Could Love

We just took possession of this DonQ liveried Porsche Boxster racer, which I have affectionately dubbed "Yellow Submarine". Upon first inspection this Boxster has properly shed all hair-dresser-lady-car connotations. Stripped interior, full roll-cage, exposed shifter, race wheel and seat, fire suppression, the works. » 2/11/14 9:50am 2/11/14 9:50am

CCC Manhattan 2013 Round-Up

It's been a good year at Classic Car Club Manhattan. A healthy dose of racing, in many different flavors, kept us on our toes during the summer months. While off-track we were busy driving the GT40 through tunnels, exploring the countryside in search of the ever-elusive 'perfect road', and destroying jbh's GoPros. » 12/08/13 5:26pm 12/08/13 5:26pm

CCC / GM First Drive Recap

General Motors has been working hard over the last decade to shed the stigma of the carpocalypse. As history has proven time and time again, some of the best innovations come when you hit rock bottom, and GM is no exception. Fighting their way back from bankruptcy, GM has come out lean and on their toes, punching… » 11/11/13 2:14pm 11/11/13 2:14pm